Lucy is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with 27 years of nephrology experience. She earned a BA in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Purdue University, married and had 2 children. She then returned to school for her BSN from Old Dominion University and her MSN from Vanderbilt University where nephrology was her focus within the Acute Care program. She ran a PD program in Charlotte, North Carolina for 6 years, growing the program from 17 patients to slightly over 100 patients in 3 years time.
Lucy joined Baxter in July 2006 as a Medical Science Liaison, based in Asheville, North Carolina. As an MSL, she is part of the Medical Affairs organization of Baxter, so is able to address a broader and deeper level of information than is permitted for the promotional side of the company. Her presentations are drawn from published literature, usually global in scope, intended to present relevant clinical and scientific information with accuracy and fair balance. Educating nephrology fellows, nurse practitioners and physician assistants on home therapies consumes the bulk of her time.
Living in Asheville, North Carolina, Lucy is President of the Blue Ridge Chapter, active with the North Carolina State ANNA annual meeting as treasurer - registrar, is past-Leader for the Health Policy Specialty Practice Network (SPN) for ANNA, and editor of and an author for the PD chapters in the Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing.